Parental involvement is a crucial ingredient in the success of many children. Teachers know the saying all too well that it takes more than a village to raise a child, for one - it takes parental involvement. Thus, it is important for teachers to reach out to parents in that first week of school. Teachers should write a formal letter that is welcoming and easily comprehensible to the parent and the student. This letter should be able to communicate that the teacher values the child’s educatio...
Shelley Lovett with Child Care Land demonstrates how to make your own classroom pointer sticks. You can use pointer sticks as a prompt to help enhance learning in your classroom. You can make the pointers in accordance with holiday seasons. To make a pointer, you will need a 12-inch wooden dowel, an unfinished wooden shape, paint and accessories for decoration. First, paint your dowel and wood topper in your desired color. Next, using a hot glue gun, glue the shape to the dowel. Apply embelli...
Typically taught during the elementary school years, cursive writing builds on the letter formation of block letters or printing. The pencil doesn’t leave the paper in cursive writing and letters flow together. If you don't know how to do this, check out this video tutorial. Learn to write cursive, step by step.
What is Indirect Care? Does it affect the CNA's exam result? Indirect Care entails your behavior in terms of how you communicate with the resident, valuing residents' rights and residents' safety and security. Indirect Care is absolutely important because: (1) it is a graded performance, (2) it has separate score ratings, and (3 )it greatly affects the testees' overall performance during the clinical skills exam.
If you're planning on doing some bondage knots, you better learn how to do it right. This video shows you how to properly tie off a titanium suspension ring for use in your bondage activities. This video is clear and straight forward, using a large piece of rope, making it easy to see exactly how it's done. Remember to be careful with your S&M knots, especially if you're suspending someone's weight.
Shelley Lovett from Childcareland demonstrates sand writing as an early childhood learning activity. All you need for this activity is a baking sheet that is approx one inch deep and some sand. Colored sand makes it more fun for the kids. Shelley says the cheapest place she has found colored sand is at Wal-Mart, but it is also available at craft stores and perhaps even at Home Depot or Lowes. You spread a thin layer of the sand onto the baking sheet and try to make it pretty even. For very yo...
This goes over an error correction technique that you can use in your ESL/EFL (English as a Second Language / English as a Foreign Language) classroom with your Spanish students.
Get yourself a metal sled that runs on tiny plastic ball bearings, and you'll be ready to demonstrate to your classroom Isaac Newton's third law of motion: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
Objects become charged when rubbed against one another. This happens because negatively charged electrons flow from one object to the other.
Breath control is the key to giving a good, clear speech to an audience. Get tips on proper breathing exercises before and during a speech from a communications and public speaking expert in this free instructional video series.
Teach your students about centripetal force with this science video tutorial. It will show you how to use some masking tape and a ball to demonstrate how centripetal force works.
This HowTo is about using Pattern Blocks in the classroom. All you need is a classroom set of pattern blocks and a camera. Each student or group of students is given a set of pattern blocks and a time limit. The assignment: make an artwork that illustrates the concept of symmetry, small enough to fit on a single student desk. When the art is finished, take a photograph of it and then let the students vote to choose their favorites.
Children think that a line is a line. Usually a straight line. This video shows children that there are different types of lines. Show your child different types of lines.
This short video clip shows seven demonstrations of Isaac Newton’s first law of motion– the law of inertia. Newton’s law of inertia states that objects moving at constant velocity will continue moving at constant velocity, unless acted upon by an outside unbalanced force. Six of these demonstrations (excluding number six) are from Tik Liem’s book Invitations to Science Inquiry.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to write a document-based question essay. Data base question essays evaluates student ability to formulate and support an answer of documentary evidence. Each document based question is broken into 2 parts: short answer and essay. The short answer assess student ability to analyze student documents individually. The essay assess the student ability to synthesize and create an essay based on an assortment of documents. The essay should contain an intro...
The key to getting good grades on your tests is being able to improve your study skills, including reading comprehension - the ability to understand what you've just read. Use these practices to improve your ability to read and comprehend your textbooks at a higher level.
Keep forgetting how many days are in each month? Here is a handy trick you can bust out anytime you need to remember if this is and even or and odd month. After you master using your hands, try using your feet!
Want to make your own instructional video? Check out this instructional video to learn how to make an instructional video. This tutorial offers a few basic tips on how to make a tutorial video. Make your own tutorial by watching this instructional video and following the simple step by step instructions!
This is a basic orientation chat for new English teachers about how to go about organizing your thinking when you get into teaching English. You are in control. Remember that!
Writing papers can be a long, difficult process that can take up any sutdent's Friday night or worse: weekend. It's a common fact that most students need to cit a source when using a direct quote or piece of information obtained from any magazine, book, or even film. But a big problem is that there are some who do not undrstand the basic need to cite correctly in order to avoid plagiarism. Not doing so can result in some bad things happening for that pupil. So sit back, pay attention, and fin...
A thesis statement can be one of the most difficult parts when it comes to writing a paper. Not only can it be confusing, but it can drive a person mad! Okay well not mad, but it can certainly casue some people to get a tad bit irritated. So to avoid that negative feeling, watch this tutorial on how to write one. You'll thank us by writing your own paper about how we are so cool!
If your students are having trouble remembering how to calculate density properly, check out this video. In it, you will learn the lyrics to a very fun song that will help your kids with the equations and vocabulary. Follow along with Mr. Edmonds as he shows you his favorite song to the tune of "Popular" from the Broadway show "Wicked".
In this video, we learn how to write in cursive. When you are writing in cursive, you will want the angles of your letters to flow together so you can connect one letter to the next without stopping your pen or pencil. The capital letters and lower-case letters will all look different from one another. Practice writing out each of the betters with their upper and lower-case to get a feel for how to write them out correctly. Once finished, start to write easy and simple small words and make su...
Shelley Lovett shows how to teach kids a spin on the "Ten Little Indians" song. that she calls "Ten Little Penguins." She has a simple prop to make the song more fun for young kids. She has a pair of black gloves to which she has glued a little card-stock penguin to each finger. She said you may want to laminate them to make them last longer. As she sings the sings about each penguin, she moves that finger so that the children can count along with the song. You can go to her website at Childc...
Find out how to dramatically reduce study time & increase your grades. Included is a flow chart to see exactly how to reduce your study time.
If your students are having trouble with density, check out this tutorial. In this entertaining video, teacher Mr. Edmonds goes through all the steps to find the density of an irregular solid object to the tune of "Afternoon Delight". This song should help your kids remember how to solve these problems quicker and easier.. just don't be surprised if you get this catchy tune stuck in your head!
The JET Programme is a teaching exchange program between the USA and Japan. If you are accepted into this program, you will get the exciting opportunity to travel, teach and live in Japan. This is a dream come true for a lot of people, and applying to this program is similar to applying for college or a job.
This video tutorial offers advice and demonstrations on writing left handed for parents and teachers of left handed children. This comprehensive, educational left-handed writing guide covers the challenges for left-handers, writing problems, writing solutions, and helpful equipment. Check out this video teaching tutorial and learn how to make writing left-handed easier for the south paws in your life.
This step-by-step video demonstrates how to properly and safely remove your hair replacement system. You will need spray or dab on adhesive remover, toilet paper, and isopropyl alcohol. These tools should help you remove your hair effectively.
Learning Style What kind of learner are you? There are three different ways people learn:
Letter formation can be fun! Few children enjoy traditional handwriting practice. Copying the same black letters over and over again with a pencil is boring! Here is how you can make letter formation fun while practicing with your child at home.
This tutorial shows you an easy and fun way to make two sided lapbooks. These tools are ideal for things like language lessons, where you can show different vocabulary words on either side of the book. All you need are some manila file folders and bright colors.
Do you want to help your first grade student learn math skills? Get expert tips on teaching first grade math lessons in this free education video series.
Here, you'll see how to properly teach children some vocabulary words by use of a scaffolding method. You'll learn about modeling, prompting, monitoring understanding, coaching and much more.
Impressionist start out with a white canvas. and use bright colors. Most paintings have visible brush strokes and the pictures are usually landscapes with small figures in the foreground. The word impressionist was originally meant to be an insult. If you look for bright colors, visitable brush strokes, simple compositions and realistic fleeding subjects you will probably be able to recognize impressionism. Help your child understand impressionism.
Successfully Complete Your CNA Training Program You must finish your CNA (Certified Nurses Assistant) training program and must secure a CNA training certification in order for you to be qualified to apply for CNA state exam.
This is a four part video where I simply talk about the business-related aspects of teaching English to private students.
A noun is a person, place, thing or idea. There are common, proper, compound, plural, singular, abstract and concrete nouns. This video explains all of them. Help children understand the different type of nouns.
Poetry to me is an expression of the sudden noteworthy inner thought, that arrives unexpectedly in an ephemeral, fleeting form. When you are attracted to the idea of creating some verses, do not sit there with the pen in your hand trying to force yourself to create poetry. If anything, you will produce something boring, you will pull words by the ear, and use too many of them absolutely unnecessarily. It is because you do not have direction, and if you think you do, than it is something too t...